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Canine Guard for a Navy SEAL Funeral

Don’t you just love this picture?  They aren’t lying when they call dogs Man’s Best Friend.  This showed up recently on Facebook – made me cry.  Here’s the original caption, but I don’t know who took the pic.

During Navy Seal Jon Tumilson’s funeral yesterday, his trusted canine friend Hawkeye guarded him one last time.

Tumilson was one of the SEALs killed in the helicopter crash August 6th in Afghanistan.

To all of you who are serving:  Thanks, stay safe, and come home soon!  We love each and every one of you.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

Urgent Plea for Home for Retired Military Dog / UPDATED!

Photo: Pets for Patriots

UPDATE:  Rocky was saved today!  Trying to get details.  Please read below for more info.  Pets for Patriots can still use your support!

 

This is such a sad story – makes me wish I didn’t already have a houseful.  Rocky served three tours in Iraq between 2004 and 2007.  His last handler was killed in action, so Rocky was brought back to the States and has been cared for by other members of the unit.  However, now that his back legs are failing, the military will have to put him down unless someone adopts him by August 24th. Continue reading Urgent Plea for Home for Retired Military Dog / UPDATED!

Tuesday Top Ten: Reasons to Support Our 4-Legged Soldiers

Now that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been off the front page of the newspaper for awhile, it’s easy to forget we have brave men and women giving their lives for our freedom.   Whether or not you support the wars, I think we can all agree we need to support our troops, including those who happen to have four legs.

An organization from New Jersey called Support Our 4-Legged Soldiers gives you an opportunity to do just that.  Here’s our top ten reasons why you ought to donate if you can.

Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Reasons to Support Our 4-Legged Soldiers